Rendezvous With Yesterday:
I haven't seen these in about 40 years, so, effectively, I'm seeing them as for the first time.
Yeah, even if his name wasn't on it, you'd guess this was an Irwin Allen show about a minute into it.
This is such a 60's show. I miss shows like that.
Whit Bissell as the General. Always good to see our Whit.
Cripes, they've got Altair IV down there! And they're gonna shut this huge place down, just because one senator says so?
I'd forgotten that Tony went back alone first.
Fun facts: Anthony Newman was born in 1938, and is from the year 1968. so, the show was set two years in what was then the future.
Andrew was right - Newman immediately tries to change history. "We're Americans, by God! None of this 'worrying about damaging the web of time' for us!"
The great Michael Rennie as the Captain of the Titanic.
And, they end up on a rocket....
Music by "Johnny" Williams.
Well, the special effects are alot better than Doctor Who of the same time period, and they haven't aged too badly.
Interesting that out of all of human history, they land someplace historically significant on their first try.
All in all, I enjoyed this alot. The disk set has an unaired expanded version of the pilot, I shall take a look at that next, to see what they left out of the aired version. Doug and Tony seem like reasonably likable 60's Americans TV heroes so far.
One wonders what the plan was for using the time tunnel once it was perfected - historical and archaeological research, of course - and perhaps a little judicious nudging of world history into directions more favorable to the USA? Hmmm?